In 2008, Somtam2000 advised that a Vietnamese Visa can be obtained in Luang Prabang.
I tried emailing the embassy there with no result.
Has anybody actually obtained a visa from the embassy there?
If so, how long did it take, and what sort of hassle?
I'm planning to be there in April during New Year week. I am now starting to wonder whether the embassy be open at that time.
So, if anyone can advise whether the embassy will be open at that time, I'd be appreciative.
I suppose I could get one in Australia before leaving, but the VN government has jacked up the prices yet again. And, I'm not fussed with paying any gov't extra money cause I'm Australian, nor on the basis that I might want to go to VN.
Yes, there's a Vietnamese Consulate in LP. It's on new Naviengkham Road and less than a minutes walk from the Thansamay home construction store. However, if you're planning to get your Viet visa in mid-April in Laos, please be aware that Lao New Year falls in mid-April which means that embassies and a number of government offices will be closed to observe this Lao holiday.
#3 seagypsy has been a member since 5/2/2009. Posts: 136
The Vietnamese consulate in Luang Prabang gives tourist visas in about 15 minutes for US$60. Or if you wait 3 days it costs 45$.
The consulate is very central so it's all very easy. A lot of travel agencies will do the job for you and pretend that it's more difficult so they can charge a commission but despite their claims there's no reason at all to send your passport to Vientiane.
#4 markbek has been a member since 7/1/2010. Posts: 5
I guess the prices have risen slightly - 10 days ago they asked for $60 for on-the-spot issuance
#6 markbek has been a member since 7/1/2010. Posts: 5
My wife and I got our vietnam visa in LP last Feb as noted by capt Bob. We paid $45 and picked them up the net day. Very Smooth.
#9 flashpacks2 has been a member since 28/11/2010. Posts: 2